Get paired with an Industry Professional!

Gain first-hand industry insights; support with your career goals; receive objective career advice and more!

Applications are open now for Fall 2024 Intake (Sep – Dec 2024)

Industry Professionals
Want to be a mentor? Find more info here

The BCITSA Mentorship Program includes 2 streams:

Career Mentorship
Why Join the Mentorship Program?

  • Receive personalized guidance tailored to your career development needs
  • Gain valuable advice, insights, and guidance from industry professionals
  • Expand your professional connections and increase your confidence
  • Hold yourself accountable and stay focused on your goals and commitments


  • BCIT Full time or Part time students
  • Entering the final term/year in Sep 2024
  • Willingness to learn and receive feedback

Industry Professionals
As an industry professional, you (mentor) are paired with a student (mentee) in your industry for 3 months. If you are interested in being a mentor, click below.

Entrepreneur Mentorship
If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, this program is for you.

You will be matched with an experienced entrepreneur in your field. This business professional will provide you with support and guide you through the entrepreneurial process.

Career Mentorship

You are ready for mentorship if you have practiced job search techniques, networking, and have clear goals to work on with your mentor. To be eligible for the mentorship program, you must be a current full- or part-time BCIT student in a declared program with at least a first term completed.

Important Notes:

  • Selection is subject to mentor availability
  • A mentor will not find you a job
  • Ensure you are able to meet mandatory program requirements (stated above)

Co-op students are not eligible for mentorship as our mentors are not trained to support students in this pursuit. Once a co-op is completed and the student has returned to their studies, they may be eligible to apply at that time.

  • The total length of the program is 4 months, including 1 in-person and/or virtual meeting per month lasting at least 1 hour.
  • The program is mentee-driven. You take the initiative
  • You connect with your mentor and schedule meetings. You provide meeting agendas and come prepared with topics and discussion points
  • You create at least 3 SMART goals to work on over the 3 months with your mentor
  • You complete mandatory monthly progress reports on time
  1. Complete the application form
  2. Complete the Online Information Session
  3. Schedule and attend an interview

You may not be selected for the Mentorship Program. In this case, we will follow up with other Career Services that may be applicable to you. If you are at the beginning of your studies or are unsure where to begin, meet with a Career Specialist.




The best time to apply is when you are 1 year from graduating from your studies. You are likely active in your job and career search and ready to use the benefits of mentorship. If you are just starting out in your studies, you may not be ready to engage in job search activities.

We ask you to have at least 1 term completed and be willing to begin your career search. Make sure you can commit to adding more activities to your personal or work schedule.

Mentees bring with them at least 3 goals they want to work on with their mentors. Some samples include:

  • Expanding your knowledge on the industry
  • Improving your networking goals
  • Creating a portfolio or updating your resume and cover letter

We will ensure that you have goals in mind.

SMART goals= Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, Timely.

No. Due to limited availability, you can take part in the program only once during your studies, even if you change programs.